Permanently Closed - Trabuco Oaks Steakhouse

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Trabuco Oaks Steak House is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat after a long day in the canyon or if you just want to get away from the hustle of the city crowds. The rustic BBQ restaurant gently reminds everyone as they walk in that casual is the norm here by displaying cut ties from the ceiling. Enjoy a steak like the top sirloin, New York strip or porterhouse cooked to perfection. Trabuco Oaks understands that not everyone wants steak, so it offers entrŽes like the mesquite grilled chicken, Italian spaghetti or an order of fish and fries.



Finish off the meal at Trabuco Oaks with a delicious dessert such as a hot fudge sundae or the famous hot cherry Gizmo, which is a cherry filling wrapped in a flour tortilla that has been deep fried and topped with ice cream, hot cherry sauce and whipped cream.


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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipToddP
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience !!

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vipkristens
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had reservations at 6:30, but didn't get seated until 7. Unfortunately I didn't arrive at the restaurant until 6:35, but assumed I would get seated before 7.

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JetT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Good food and interesting ambiance. Slow service and very old fashion. Be prepared for a min of 1 hour 30 min to 2 hour dinner. Could have been faster with more efficient service. Nonetheless, you go there for the food and it is awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Trabuco Oaks Steakhouse is a unique place. However, the dining room could use a cleaning and the air refreshed. For the money, the meal was a 3.5. The service was exceptional. The staff are very friendly.

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BryanA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and have been going there for over 20 years!!!

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vipCarolg
Orange County
55 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Trabuco Oaks Steakhouse is worth the drive. We love to take a country drive and end up with a great steak, crispy fries and great cocktails. The service is always friendly and quick, the steaks are always perfectly cooked, we love it!

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had our second date at Trabuco Oaks Steakhouse 22 years ago. Still consistantly great across the board!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

always good food, try not to deviate too much from their standard cocktails, but they will attempt to make you whatever you want. Steaks are always great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a birthday celebration. The restaurant does not offer anything free for a birthday celebration.

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Happy
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening. The food was excellent . Love the atmosphere.

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vipJohnS
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Normally very good steaks, but not tonight. The expensive ribeye was half fat and most of the rest was bone. What little meat there was good, but surprised that the cook would have put that piece on the grill.
Not charged for it, but would have preferred a good meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and full of character. We’ll be back and we’re bringing friends.

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vipgreat
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We’ve been eating there for close to 30 years and the quality of the food seems to have gone downhill this last meal

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KelliW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food. Cool ambience. Attentive wait staff. Highly enjoyable and unique. If you want a non chain steakhouse that is highly original and has great food, this is your spot. Loved it.

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ReneeC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and the service was great !! Parking was easy got right in with no problem !!!

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Debbie
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We went to celebrate Valentine’s Day a night early to avoid the crowds. Made a reservation early (5:30) also to avoid crowds. We were seated in the very back corner against the wall and then everyone after that was seated around us as close as possible, filling in each table moving toward the front of the room which was only about 2/3 full. Why did they have to pack us in like sardines immediately rather than spreading us out a tiny bit so that we could have a conversation? It was really awkward how close each table was. The heater was running and the room was unbearably hot. Our server agreed and advised that he had just turned it off. Our main course was delivered almost immediately after our salads, so unless we wanted our steaks to get cold, we had to abandon our salads. Plus there was not enough room on the table. We each ate about half of our dinner and unable to enjoy any of it we gave up and called it a night. The room was still only 1/3 full but everyone was crammed together. In order to get out of my seat I had to have two people at the table next to us make room for me to squeeze behind their chairs because they were up against us. What a shame, happy Valentine’s Day.

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CarolT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have already recommended Trabuco Oaks to several friends. Fantasic food and ambiance! I loved the cozy feel of the restaurant side. The red lamp covers are beautiful and the trees inside make it feel like an elegant picnic! Food was terrific and we'll be eating some more of the leftovers today! We'll be back!

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ChadK
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for a memorable place to celebrate my son's 10th birthday on Google. Trabuco Oaks Steakhouse looked promising and did not fail to produce. From the scenic drive to the quaint miners shack ambiance it was a blast, pun intended! The menu was great, a meat lovers paradise, and the service was great. Be warned, we were there on a weeknight so it could be more crowded on the weekend. Loved the food and be sure to order the gizmo for desert, mogwai not included!

Enjoy!

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NataschaE
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was our first time there. I had made a reservation for 7:45 and we arrived at 7:30. We were seated as soon as we walked in. The host was not overtly welcoming or friendly. I was cold so I requested a table in a warmer area. Unfortunately the host had no idea what that meant and sat us at a corner table with windows on both sides. It made the meal a little enjoyable.
It took 15-20 minutes for the server to even come to our table...she was nice. We order the filet and sirloin and the mixed veggie skillet.
The house salad dressing was superb and I was very pleased with the salad. Our steaks came out sizzling and perfect! I recommend the filet over the sirloin. As someone who really enjoys a good sirloin this cut was a little tough and lacked flavor but it was still good. The filet was outstanding! Baked potatoes were perfect. I could have done with out the beans...they were okay. The veggie skillet was the only thing sub par...it had barely any seasoning and was rather boring. Would not order again.
Because it was cold we didn’t stay for dessert and moved on. My water was never refilled. But other than that I would go again. And I would recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service

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KaptainKid
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated her birthday at Trabuco Oaks Steakhouse. It was our first time there. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Everything was just perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great, the people were great. The table was a bit tight, but honestly, everything else made up for it.

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trojan1955
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual just great food and service that is very affordable.

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KarenF
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready when we arrived. The staff were all professional, courteous and helpful. Food was delicious. We enjoyed our evening very much! We highly recommend everyone try this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Sunday dinner with friends to celebrate two birthdays. Everything was wonderful! We all enjoyed the service and our meals. Such a fun restaurant that makes you feel transported to someplace far from south Orange County.

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StanB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal there and the drinks are always great!

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DonnaM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a eclectic neighborhood gem. We love the ambiance in the bar/eating area and frequent it regularly. Split the ‘Cowpoke’ if you don’t have a huge appetite and definitely have a ‘Gizmo’ for dessert.

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BarbaraB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is sooo good! My only comment is that you definitely want to sit in the tree room with the ties on the wall. We were originally seated in the porch room and asked to be moved. They were awesome about it.

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vipCourtneyC
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our table was waiting for us when we arrived and the hostess took our drink order promptly. The prime rib, ribeye steaks and baked potatoes were great. We finished off the night with a delicious shared mudpie.

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NancyS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not your average Orange County restaurant because of the rustic location. The food and service is certainly not average either. It is a local favorite that folks far and wide should visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tina is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a good time with good food. Bartender was a little slow but she made great drinks.

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JamesG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and food continues to be outstanding. The staff who have been working there for years love what they do and it shows. Looking forward to eating the ribs next time around.

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Cjsat
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Took out of town family, it’s a casual atmosphere with a bit if novelty. Used to be pretty good value for the money but their prices are much too high for the quality of food you get. It used to be reasonable. If I want a $50 steak I’ll go to Ruth’s Chris. The entrees average $36 and the food is definitely not worth it. The service was very good...but until they lower those prices (a lot) we won’t be back. Sorry.

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Tctopcat
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been here in years nothing has changed great food & service. Rib eye was awesome a bit pricey but so worth it!

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jackd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a cool little spot up in the mountains - the winding roads to get there, i thought we were going to get lost. But well worth the trek. The staff were exceptionally friendly. This is a fabulous spot for adults and kids too i suppose. I brought my wife for a date, and as a romantic spot i would still give it 4/5 stars. Overall i think this is a superb spot for locals and others, and look forward to bringing family members here at some point in the future.

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Thomas199
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This rustic Steakhouse is right in the middle of Trabuco Canyon. It's a restaurant we've enjoyed for over 20 years. The food (especially the steaks) are great. The servers are very friendly and helpful. We go for birthdays, anniversaries, and special events. We've always enjoy Trabuco Oaks Steakhouse.

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Raiderbliss
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall the food was really good but my husband said his baby backs were on the fatty side because they didn’t trim the knuckles of the ends of the bones. Everything else was great. I got an extra side of shrimp and they grilled and good sized. They were yummy. I had green beans and mushrooms and they were outstanding.

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VictorM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Trabuco Oaks serves up some of the best steaks, filet, and refreshing beer over the more expensive places in nearby RSM. The place was not crowded and we enjoyed a very nice business dinner with our collegues visiting from our sister company in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is one of the first places that I treat visitors to the area for a good dining experience.

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GinaP
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a Birthday and food was excellent and service was great.

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Permanently Closed - Trabuco Oaks Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 501 OpenTable diners.